Category Archives: Bakery

IBIE Committee Vice Chair Interview: Sustainability Isn’t a Trend, It’s the Future!

As the show’s international participation continues to grow, the Baking Expo will cover over 1 million sq. ft., space that will host the new, the innovative, the inspirational, and the latest in all areas of baking. There are many new and exciting features in store, from new show floor areas dedicated to the artisan bread industry to virtual reality tours, competitions, demonstrations,… Read more »

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San Antonio’s La Panadería named one of the best artisanal bakeries in North America

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San Antonio’s La Panadería made the ranks of one of the best in North America. USA Today’s 10Best website named the bakery-cafe by brothers José and David Cáceres on a national list this week. “These artisan bakers across North America wake up at ungodly hours and pour their hearts and souls into making bread the old-fashioned way, along with fanciful… Read more »

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Italian bread – Romancing the ciabatta

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Who wants to eat bread in this sweltering heat? Fortifying bread is something more applicable to the winter months of the year while summer is best spent at the beach or the pool with an ice-cold slice of juicy watermelon, right? Wrong! Few breads are especially suited to our hot, Mediterranean climate, but one country has perfected a light, summery… Read more »

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The perfect French baguette

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Stroll through Paris first thing in the morning, and you’ll see lines of people snaking out of their local boulangeries for their morning bread. That’s because, throughout France, getting up early and buying a baguette is more than second nature; it’s a way of life. According to the Observatoire du Pain (yes, France has a scientific ‘Bread Observatory’), the French… Read more »

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Harpak-ULMA Unveils Collaborative Robot Options For Smart, Connected Bakery Packaging Platform

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Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in complete packaging line solutions for food, medical, bakery, and industrial products, unveiled the newest integration to its smart, connected Bakery packaging solutions: Cobots (Collaborative robots) developed by Universal Robots. Baking producer’s unique automation needs stem from an inherently wide variety of product sizes and forms (raw or baked, wrapped or not) as well as delicate… Read more »

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Government support stimulates sales in the bakery enzymes market

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Globally, the bakery enzymes market is posed to surpass a value of US$1,285 million by the end of 2028, according to a new report by Persistence Market Research. The high level of sales in this market is due, in part, to the increasing health consciousness among consumers which has influenced them to choose nutritive bakery food products with a low… Read more »

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Balancing Indulgence with Health in the U.S. & Europe

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Though the wellness trend has been growing strong across the world, developed countries have had a substantial share in triggering a paradigm shift in consumers’ perception of bakery products. This has opened a whole new world of opportunities for bakery products that are whole-grain, gluten-free, vegan, organic, or simply “healthy” in North American and European markets. The health & wellness… Read more »

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Vital financial support for bakers launched today as Scottish Government and Scottish Bakers deliver

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A new scheme has been launched today to provide grant funding to help bakers across Scotland to buy or modernise their equipment. The £125k Scottish Bakers Grant Scheme is now available to small family-run or independent businesses. Welcoming the announcement in June, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said, “Small, independent bakers have an important role to play in Scotland, providing… Read more »

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Emerging Technologies Put to the Proof

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The principles of proofing, as an essential step in bread making, have largely remained unchanged for thousands of years. But while the processes and chemical reactions remain the same, the technology behind them has constantly evolved. R&D efforts have continually been driven by the quest to streamline the process, to adapt it to unusual ingredients and innovative formulations, and to cut… Read more »

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Pizza trends to watch

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Middle Eastern cuisines are on the rise on restaurant menus, and emerging foods and flavors include za’atar and zhoug, according to foodservice trend experts Nancy Kruse, president of The Kruse Co., and Lizzy Freier, managing editor at Technomic, Inc., who presented trends and insights on May 19 at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. Toum, a Lebanese… Read more »

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